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Request for more reviewers

The USFA is organizing a review process that matches tenure and promotion candidates with experienced faculty members willing to read case files and provide an “outsider’s perspective”. Thank you to those who have volunteered to review case files so far. We currently have 12 more candidates signed up than reviewers. If you are interested in […]

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Update: APEF Grievance

The USFA filed a grievance concerning reimbursement eligibility on a number of APEF claims since last spring. The Employer has since adjusted its position, eliminating the need for furthering some aspects of the grievance. However, still outstanding are issues related to reimbursement denials for cell phones and internet services.  For many during the pandemic, cell […]

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Action request: Laurentian University

CAUT is asking faculty across Canada to take action. The time is now to remind MPs that we need to take action to prevent more crises like what we saw at Laurentian University. We have just a few days before MPs break for the summer and head into a potential fall election. We must protect […]

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Information about a fall return to campus

Even with the Employer’s Framework for a Staged Transition to Increased on-Campus Activity, there continue to be considerable unknowns about returning to campus this fall, particularly with respect to course delivery. The Employer has advised us that individual “units” will decide which courses will be delivered face-to-face and which will be delivered remotely. Each college is approaching […]

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Assistance with Reviewing Tenure and Promotion Case Files

The USFA would like to once again organize a review process that matches tenure and promotion candidates with experienced faculty members willing to read case files and provide an “outsider’s perspective”. If you wish to participate in this process this year as either a candidate or as a reviewer, please contact USFA Member Services Officer Abbie […]

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University Club Petition

Faculty members have started a petition seeking a special meeting to reconsider the dissolution of the University Club. Concerns have been raised about the vote that was held at a Zoom meeting of members and non-members of the University Club on May 14, which supported a motion to permanently shut down the Club as of […]

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Reminder: One-time taxable allocation from APEFs available to USFA members

May 14 is the deadline for the first opportunity to request a one-time allowance from your accountable professional expense funds to help defray expenses associated with establishing a home office/remote workspace to conduct teaching, research, and related professional activities. Funds will be added to June 15 payroll. The next and only other opportunity to make a […]

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